Just In: Fiction

poxlIn The Last Flight of Poxl West by Daniel Torday, the tile character’s memoir of his wartime experiences as a Jewish refugee and RAF fighter pilot make him the idol of  his nephew, until questions arise about the veracity of his tales. Kirkus Reviews found Poxl a “A richly layered, beautifully told and somehow lovable story about war, revenge and loss.” Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf [print and audio] begins when Addie Moore, a widow, invites her neighbor, Louis Waters, to sleep over. Just to help make it through the night. This is a “sweet story about  love and friendship” (publishers Weekly), told in the late Haruf’s sparse signature style. West of Sunset by Stewart O’nan is a “rich, sometimes heartbreaking” (Dennis Lehane) novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last years in Hollywood. And in The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos, two sisters struggle to please their manipulative, and narcissistic father

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